As you drive up Westmount Drive, past prestigious homes, in the Millidgeville area of Saint John, the panoramic view of the Kennebecasis River reaching all they way to Grand Bay, comes breathtakingly into view. As you reach the summit of this quiet cul de sac you arrive at the entrance of 133 Westmount Drive, the last house on the street, which also borders a green belt. A natural stone wall along the street lined with huge trees adds alore to the property. As you enter along the tree lined circular paved driveway another view appears. This one is of the Kennebecasis River towards Rothesay all the way to Gondola Point. The unique location of this property allows sunrise and sunset views up and down the river. The 2.69 acre grounds are enchanting with mostly mature beech, maple and birch trees mixed with a bit of fir and cedar.
The home was built in 1971 to a standard rarely seen in New Brunswick. It is a Cape Cod style designed with understated elegance and the very best of materials that money could buy. All doors are two inch thick solid wood (some solid mahogany to match raised panel wainscotings), all trim and crown mouldings are solid wood, the electrical entrance is 600 amp, exterior stone is real and a foot thick, not a facade as we see on most modern homes, door hardware was imported from England and the massive kitchen fireplace is comprised of handmade brick for an old-world look. The cost to build a home of this quality today would be mind boggling (think millions)!
The current owner has done many renovations over the last two years including; replacing the following items; roofing, siding, windows, many of the light fixtures, much of the electrical wiring and plumbing pipes, painting, totally insulated the basement, totally gutted the working area and pantry of the kitchen replacing all cabinetry, all new appliances, sinks and ceramic tile floor, total revamping of the in-ground pool including new liner, skimmer, concrete surround and repairing the concrete structure.
Enter the home under the protection of the covered porch lined with attractive real lime stone. The entrance door opens to the vestibule with original slate tiled floor and solid mahogany raised panel wainscoting. Off the vestibule is the walk-in guest closet and powder room with original marble topped vanity. The vestibule opens into an impressive foyer of grand porportions with hardwood flooring and sweeping double-turned staircase with gentle risers, attractive curtail and volute.
From the foyer, double beveled glass French doors open in the living room with crown moldings, hardwood floor and tripple patio door accessing the patio area. This room is generous in size as are all rooms on the main level of this one and a half story home. The dining room is also accessed from the foyer. With large porportions, raised panel wainscoting, built-in mahogany china cabinet and garden door access to the patio, this room is sure to impress! Whether you enjoy entertaining or planning special family dinners on occasion, this generous room will allow you to do that in style!
From either the hallway off the foyer or directly from the dining room we enter the kitchen and what a kitchen it is! Currently set up as open concept kitchen/family room (17.4’ x 27’). This space was designed to be the eat in kitchen/keeping room with space for a large table before a roaring fire in the stunning fireplace with hand-hewn mantle and flush brick hearth along with comfortable seating (think wing backs, loveseat, hutch). The working area with new cabinetry, large central island with breakfast bar, quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances and new 2’ x2’ ceramic tile floor is complimented by a large pantry with second double sink, gas range with built-in grill and powerful range hood/fan. Both double sinks are below large windows that overlook the pool area.
Next to the kitchen is the huge great room (26’ x 26.7) with soaring fourteen foot ceiling, hardwood flooring, large windows and garage entrance. Plenty of space here for a flex room of grand proportions whether it’s a family room, home theatre, gym, playroom or a combination of your choice.
At the other end of the house, also off the foyer on the main level is the master bedroom suite with spacious bedroom (18.1’ x 18.5’ ) overlooking the sunset, dressing room with heated tile floor, several closets, laundry room (washer and dryer included) and window seat plus the five-piece ensuite bathroom. The ensuite has double sink/vanity, large tiled shower with plate glass door and deep soaker tub.
Up the sweeping staircase with attractive hanging light fixture and wall sconce with come to the second floor, half story. This level encompass’ the second and third bedrooms with large closets, window seats, built-in shelving and river view, a walk-in linen closet, walk-in cedar closet, full five-piece bathroom with double sink, tiled shower and huge deep soaker tub plus the library. The stunning library has solid mahogany raised panel walls, built in drawers, shelving and cabinets with a look that is straight out of an English manor house. The built-in window seat overlooks the back yard, pool and river. This style of home suits empty nesters who enjoy their privacy when guests are visiting or those with children over ten who appreciate privacy as well.
The back yard, patio and in-ground swimming pool is accessed through the dining room, living room and great room. The pool is 16’ x 32’ and high quality with the full concrete frame with new liner (just installed Sept 27th /21). It has two sets of Jacuzzi chrome stairs and a Jacuzzi diving board plus new Jacuzzi skimmer. The shallow end is about four feet deep and the deep end is about nine feet.
The water and sewer are municipal. The electrical entrance is 600 amp. The heating is electric baseboard. The full walkout basement is the same footprint of the house with no windows, designed as storage only with double doors opening on the walkout side.
Can you envision everything this special property can be?
If you’re looking for something special, quality built, private with space for pets and children to roam this unique property will fulfil all your expectations. For more information and your private viewing contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist™ by phone or text at 506-650-8575 or Charles Turnbull at 506-636-0748.